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verb [intransitive] squirm pronunciation in American English /skwɜrm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysquirm
he/she/itsquirms
present participlesquirming
past tensesquirmed
past participlesquirmed
  1. 1
    to move by twisting and turning in a small space

    "Leave me alone!" he cried, trying to squirm free.

  2. 2
    to look or feel embarrassed and uncomfortable

    Some administration officials are privately squirming with discomfort.

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